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My life is not a Steve Carell movie

Please help me not be the next 40 year old virgin! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 21, 2007 - 31 answers

An English book set in blackletter?

I want to read a book set in blackletter. Not just for titles 8212; I want blackletter for the text. Unfortunately I don't read German, nor a Northern European language, and I want to really read it, not just look at it, so it has to be a book written in English or French. I'd prefer a book from the past two centuries. [more inside]
posted by Utilitaritron on Jul 17, 2007 - 9 answers

Nintendo DS games for a 10 years old girl.

A friend of mine went to china and got me some cool nintendo DS hardware. In exchange, I told him I'd find some cool games for his daughter to play with. She's 10 year old. [more inside]
posted by PowerCat on Jul 17, 2007 - 13 answers

Recommend a birthday gift for 2-year-old twins, ships internationally and costs under $50... uh, please?

Recommend a birthday gift for 2-year-old twins, ships internationally and costs under $50... uh, please? [more inside]
posted by Chorus on Jul 1, 2007 - 21 answers

Is in any way dangerous or unhealthy to drink very old/expired soda?

Is in any way dangerous or unhealthy to drink very old/expired soda? [more inside]
posted by boscord on May 29, 2007 - 20 answers

Help me find old car safety ratings?

Seeking safety data for old used cars. [more inside]
posted by phoenixy on May 28, 2007 - 6 answers

What is this beautiful weird thing?

Weird thing I found. Any idea what it is? Possibly a coin or button or.... Has some bird on one side... the other side has a ??? [more inside]
posted by LadyBonita on May 15, 2007 - 17 answers

Most appropriate way for trashing old computer?

How do I properly dispose of my computer? [more inside]
posted by skepticallypleased on May 11, 2007 - 11 answers

Needed: Antique/Used/Abused lumber or tables

Sources for antique wood from old construction, like old crossbeams, etc? Or used/abused antique tables? [more inside]
posted by Phyltre on Mar 21, 2007 - 10 answers

Volvo gone, New car needed

Oh no! My Volvo 240 is going down the tubes due to a transmission that just decided to start clanking. I've decided its not worth the $1000-1700 to fix it, so I need to buy a different car relatively soon. I've never bought one before. How do I? [more inside]
posted by yellowbkpk on Mar 14, 2007 - 10 answers

How to make a child comfortable around those that are different from them

How do I expose my 2 1/2 year old son to people who have handicaps, or chronic illnesses like CP or MS? [more inside]
posted by MrMulan on Mar 2, 2007 - 32 answers

Old time footage of San Francisco

I need some old-time footage of San Francisco in the 40s or 50s, and of Shanghai in the 20s. Anyone have any ideas of DVDs I could rent and rip some shots off of? [more inside]
posted by wavejumper on Feb 20, 2007 - 5 answers

What's the arm like thing on old turntables?

I've noticed on some old turntables there's a kind of arm-like thing that can be put above the disk, and it's not the reading head, it's smaller and seems to have a spring... What is that for??
posted by PowerCat on Feb 19, 2007 - 26 answers

Old west Mythbusters

Mythbusting Question: can you help me find inspiration in the old west? [more inside]
posted by asavage on Jan 24, 2007 - 205 answers

Teaching an older blogger new tricks (or how to train a writer over 60 to make their posts sparkle)

Teaching an older blogger new tricks (or how to train a writer over 60 to make their posts sparkle) [more inside]
posted by BigBrownBear on Jan 16, 2007 - 5 answers

Oh to not have to jockey for time to brush my teeth.

Older house thread: Most older houses have one tiny little bathroom and no real closets to speak of. Help me figure out how to rectify that! [more inside]
posted by stormygrey on Jan 14, 2007 - 11 answers

I know there has to be one of these for sale *somewhere*...

Where can I find a back issue of Life Magazine? [more inside]
posted by JDHarper on Dec 7, 2006 - 8 answers

I have accepted that if I wish to preserve my reproductive organs, I will need to acquire a long coat rather quickly. but what to look out for?

I have accepted that if I wish to preserve my reproductive organs, I will need to acquire a long coat rather quickly. but what to look out for? [more inside]
posted by krautland on Dec 3, 2006 - 25 answers

And the woman shall say, "Amen. Amen."

It was always my understanding that Numbers 5:11 in the Hebrew Bible refers to an abortive procedure. However... [more inside]
posted by Baby_Balrog on Nov 9, 2006 - 17 answers

Essential Old-School Hip-Hop

Good Old School Hip-Hop [more inside]
posted by Dantien on Oct 13, 2006 - 27 answers

Help indentify this reggae song.

reggaefilter: Can someone identify the old reggae song excerpt at the beginning of the video of Rancid's Ruby Soho? [more inside]
posted by jlowen on Sep 25, 2006 - 4 answers

Override fonts for specific websites

My eyesight just isn't what it used to be. How do I force specific websites to show up with a larger font in Firefox? [more inside]
posted by crunchland on Sep 21, 2006 - 20 answers

How do I install Ubuntu on an old laptop with no CD drive?

My place of employment sees a LOT of laptops come and go. Recently a PIII Dell Latitude L400 ultralight came through and was marked for surplus, but I want to use it for Ubuntu. One snag, though. [more inside]
posted by smallerdemon on Aug 21, 2006 - 12 answers

Old FW enclosure problem...

I have an external firewire CD burner that I want to repurpose as an external firewire hard drive. [more inside]
posted by mzurer on Jul 19, 2006 - 9 answers

Ancient Hard Drive

I'm having trouble getting files off an ancient hard drive using an enclosure. Help! [more inside]
posted by alan on Jul 19, 2006 - 8 answers

What's the phone-like sound at the end of my video tapes?

So I've been watching a bunch of older movies on VHS like Wait Until Dark (1963) and Sword in the Stone (1967). At the end when everything's black, right before it turns to the black and white noise, there's a sound of a phone dialing very quickly, or something similar. Anybody else ever noticed it? Out of curiosity, any ideas on what that is, how it happens, why it's there, or anything at all about it?
posted by freddymungo on Jul 10, 2006 - 17 answers

Don't Shoot!

What to do with an old 35mm camera? [more inside]
posted by ldenneau on May 30, 2006 - 22 answers

Why are these signs backwards?

Why would someone paint backwards signs onto the side of a building? [more inside]
posted by cmonkey on May 1, 2006 - 21 answers

Download PHP 4.2.2 for Windows

Where can I find a Windows binary or installer for PHP 4.2.2? [more inside]
posted by matthewr on Apr 9, 2006 - 4 answers

Bull Run style rap

Name that "Yo MTV Raps"-era video. [more inside]
posted by johngoren on Apr 8, 2006 - 6 answers

Why are old people stupid?

The recent stories about the difficulty our seniors have found in understanding the Medicare prescription benefit, coupled with continual reports of vehicular "issues" among the elderly, make me wonder about old people, and whether I will be just like them when I get there. [more inside]
posted by Bud Dickman on Mar 21, 2006 - 39 answers

In search of photos of people aging

I'm looking for photos taken of people at various points in their lives, showing the effects of age on their appearance. Where can I find these? [more inside]
posted by teem on Mar 19, 2006 - 9 answers

Chocolate lab with tumor

I have an almost-14 year old chocolate lab, who collapsed about 6 weeks ago. They thought she had pancreatitis, but that was negative. In the course of events, they did an ultrasound and found an adrenal tumor, also a small nodule on her spleen. [more inside]
posted by marciabcd on Mar 11, 2006 - 11 answers

old film lost cause?

I have 4 rolls of film form from honeymoon trip to vegas i have now been married 10 years would it be worth trying to get it devolved or are all pics lost
posted by starvinron on Jan 23, 2006 - 15 answers

I need early issues of Internet World.

Does anyone have early back issues of Internet World magazine? [more inside]
posted by cowmix on Dec 13, 2005 - 5 answers

What can stay in a bottle for 23 years and still be good?

OldLiquorFilter: Help me find a decent bottle of something 23 years old and containing alcohol. [more inside]
posted by kalimac on Dec 12, 2005 - 19 answers

Looking for an old Apple game

I'm looking for the name of an old computer game, that ran on an Apple IIe (I think). [more inside]
posted by Godbert on Dec 2, 2005 - 15 answers

What old game am I thinking of?

I'm trying to remember an old PC game, but the details that I can remember are rather vague. [more inside]
posted by Lotto on Nov 7, 2005 - 18 answers

Cosmos Osmos

There is a vintage game called "Cosmos Osmos" for the old Mac OS and would be loaded with several floppy disc's. I have searched all over the web (including mac garden and googleing) and have been unable to find ANYTHING regarding the game. It was surely at least 15 years ago from when I owned the game and was when Mac's owned the computer world. Help find information or even the game.
posted by supyo on Oct 28, 2005 - 9 answers

What to Do With Letters from Exes?

What do you do with your collection of old letters from ex-significant others? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 24, 2005 - 35 answers

What to do with old college textbooks?

I have some older college textbooks from the early to mid 1990s; is there conceivable market for these, or should I just throw 'em in the recycle bin? (They're mainly communication studies/theory, if that matters.
posted by keswick on Oct 14, 2005 - 13 answers

Donating an old Apple Quadra 630

I am trying to figure out how to dispose a functioning Apple Quadra 630. I never used it much. It has been sitting in a box all these years. The CMOS battery probably needs to be replaced. But other than that it runs just fine. I was thinking of giving it away on local chapter. Then I started thinking if I can donate it to somebody who can really make use it. Most groups accepting donations seems to want Windows machines or newer Apple machines. I am looking for suggestions. Should I just give it away on freecycle?
posted by flyby22 on Sep 8, 2005 - 5 answers

Hard drive becomes external, trauma ensues

My work computer's motherboard crashed and fried itself. My IT guy was able to salvage the hard drive, which is now an external hard drive, but the major program that I need from it has not been running. Could the move into the external hard drive shell have damaged the program? [more inside]
posted by Sara Anne on Aug 30, 2005 - 14 answers

Failing memory, what to do?

Failing memory filter: My memory, never good, is noticeably deteriorating and I'm almost resigned to that. Anything that would slow this process would be welcome but I'm really looking for effective strategies to compensate - in particular, would a PDA help (for to-do lists) or are there other tools I should be using? [more inside]
posted by grahamwell on Aug 24, 2005 - 20 answers

What would I use to make one of those old banners?

You all are geeks right? Well, remember those old-school banners that everyone used to print at home for Science Projects and other stuff? You know, where the letter "A" was made up of a bunch of A's to form the letter? Where in this day and age would I get something like that done? Anyone have Print Shop Deluxe 1.0 and an old printer? Would I try some local schools?? My band's CD Release party is coming up and the whole theme of the packaging and everything is "old computer stuff". Thanks! This place rules...
posted by Wiggo on Jun 10, 2005 - 14 answers

Music like "One More Kiss, Dear"?

I'm looking for more music like the song "One More Kiss, Dear" from the Blade Runner soundtrack. [more inside]
posted by redteam on May 10, 2005 - 13 answers

Using an old Mac

I may be able to grab an old Mac from work (dumpster dive). It's a PowerPC, 266mhz, 32meg and 4gig HD. I'm not sure what the operating system is, or version number. [more inside]
posted by Marky on Apr 26, 2005 - 15 answers

Looking for an old children's book

Back when I was in gradeschool in the late 60's early 70's, I found this book in our school library that I think was called "Puzzles" (maybe more, maybe not). It not only had puzzles but other things like rhymes (Biddy Bodder bought bum butter. Blah said she, bum butter bitter, but it's blended with my batter. Maybe if I get some better butter, blend it with my bitter batter, it'll make my bitter batter better....etc., etc.). There were also these little cartoons in the margins that were very interesting. There were optical illusions and magical tricks and it seemed like each page had something different and interesting. I remember signing that book out all time. Now I have kids of my own and would really love to get my hands on a copy of that book. I know this is a reach but, has anyone ever heard of this? Or, anyone know where there is a repository of old books that I could look? Doing a search for "puzzle books" is very ugly indeed.
posted by SparkyPine on Apr 13, 2005 - 8 answers

Hanging pictures on old plaster walls

I live in a 1910 Victorian house and many of the rooms have old plaster walls. They look OK, but I know the plaster isn't in the best condition just due to age. I want to hang some pictures. [more inside]
posted by SheIsMighty on Apr 4, 2005 - 11 answers

good source for ancient maps?

I am looking for a web resource that shows ancient empires/kingdoms/etc superimposed on the modern map. I am specifically interested in the middle-east, but the entire globe is up for grabs here. Obviously, I prefer a site dedicated to exactly this, but anything close will make me quite happy.
posted by SkinnerSan on Feb 17, 2005 - 5 answers

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